Georgetown mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus

Georgetown mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, mosquitos are sorted at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas. U.S. health officials say there's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile cases. So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That's three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year. About half the cases are in Texas. Most West Nile infections are reported in August and September. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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by KVUE News

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- A mosquito tested in Georgetown has turned up positive for West Nile Virus.

The mosquito was found Nov. 1 in the 78628 zip code. This is the first positive test in the city since June. Williamson County says it hasn't had any human cases of the virus this year.

The best way to prevent West Nile is by using insect repellent and getting rid of standing water where mosquitoes breed.      

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